Quote Originally Posted by Slimmay View Post
So when if I try and brute force my hidden essid (7 chars - linksys) do I need to be in range of the AP for every essid try, or can I be downstairs where the signal doesn't reach?
Yes, you need to be within range during the whole process. For testing purposes I would also recommend using a shorter ESSID, as it will work just as well as a proof of concept as using a longer but will spare you a lot of time.